Saturday, August 18, 2007

What's the Lesson from the Goose?

Scientists have determined why geese fly in a V formation. As each goose flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird behind it. By flying in a V-formation, the whole flock adds 71 percent more flying range than if each bird flew alone.

When the leader gets tired, she moves back to the formation and another takes her place. If a goose gets sick or is injured and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection.

So what do we learn from this story? That when we all work towards a common goal, we can accomplish so much more than we might alone. That is why organizations like the National Speakers Association exist - to bring a community together who share a common direction.

The path becomes more supportive and quicker and easier to reach your goals.



At 9:13 AM, Blogger Technobility said...

My take on teamwork is rather simplistic. Some of my talents are stronger than others. If I team up with someone else who's better at what I'm weak at, and weaker at what I'm strong at... then we can both focus on what we're good at... and everything will get done!

Not much, but it's a start. Now... who's good at cleaning up a messy room? Don't all step forward at the same time.

Enjoy the day


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